He Cooperated, But the Bad-guy Tried to Shoot Him Anyway

We are told, “Just give them what they want, and you will be OK.” I guess this guy didn’t get that message. West Side AutoZone manager shot during robbery, gunman at large

So the bad-guy shoots the store manager and drags the clerk to the back to empty the safe.

According to police, the clerk emptied out the safe and when the robber aimed the gun at the clerk and attempted to fire, the gun jammed.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because of anything you are doing or not doing.

The manager was taken to a local hospital, and is in critical condition. This clerk must have a guardian angel.

Corporations often have policies disarming their employees. (Pizza restaurants – national chains anyway – are particularly bad on this score.) This is even though the corporate big-wigs dictating these policies will almost certainly never be held up in one of their stores.

Cooperation is billed as the only way to deal with violent criminals, and it is white-washed as some kind of guarantee. It is a strategy, not a guarantee. It is a pretty poor strategy.

Now having a gun for self-defense may not have saved the manager of that store. Being armed for self-defense is also not a guarantee of safety. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But you should not be lulled into the idea that cooperating with the bad guy will ensure any particular outcome.

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Homeless Man Decides He’s Entitled To Sleep Inside, Kicks Open Apartment Door.

The rest of the events didn’t unfold the way he planned. SAPD: Homeless man wanting place to stay overnight busts down resident’s door, gets shot in leg – San Antonio Express-News

Police said the 30-year-old suspect had been reported as sleeping outside an apartment door at the Gates of Capernum apartments in the 8600 block of Waters Edge Drive.

Some residents tried to help the man so he’d leave, police said, but the man didn’t want to and kicked a door in.

This being Texas, he was shot – once in the leg.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Texas your legal right. Good guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Texans Are Still Armed

Bad guys are still getting shot. Father Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children

So a family is enjoying a meal at a Popeye’s Chicken, when a bad guy decides it might be a good idea to rob everyone.

Molina told Herrera that he had no money and asked whether his family could leave. Most of the family left the restaurant, but Herrera then pointed the gun at two of Molina’s children as they walked out of a restroom. In response, Molina drew his licensed handgun and shot Herrera several times, fatally wounding him, police said.

Cops maintain that the shooting was “in defense of a third person,” so in other words, legal.

Self-defense is a human-right. So is defending your family. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Car Thief Gets More Than He Bargained For

He didn’t count on video surveillance. Suspected car thief shot by apartment resident

People living at the apartments told police they had been hit by thieves several times. One neighbor installed a security system in his car that alerted him if a thief was trying to get into the vehicle.

The resident confronted the thief, and the thief got shot. He ran as far as a nearby Walmart before stopping to ask for help.

Police say the apartment resident who shot him will not face any charges.

Even in Texas, that is only true if the cops believe it was self-defense.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Family That Robs Together Gets to Watch Their Loved-ones Die by Legal Self-defense

Texans are still armed, and home invaders are still getting shot. And now they are bringing kids to the home invasions. Woman Shoots Intruder Who Brought Young Son With Him

A San Antonio, Texas, woman shot and killed an intruder while his son was beside him, after bringing the young boy along to the break-in.

Not exactly father-of-the-year material.

Neighbors in Texas, were NOT shocked.

“The thieving b*****d got just what he deserved. But I do feel bad for the little kid.that lady protected herself from who knows what that bastard would have done to her,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Texans are still armed; home-invaders still getting shot

Texans are heavily armed and they aren’t shy about shooting bad guys. Two West Side residents turn tables on home invaders in separate incidents – San Antonio Express-News

The first guy was banging on windows before he broke in through the front door. He was met by a homeowner with .22 caliber rifle. The homeowner started shooting.

Neighbors began calling police. When they arrived, they found a suspect with two gunshot wounds to the chest and an injury to the arm.

The suspect, who police said was in his 30s, was taken to University Hospital and was listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The 2nd incident involved 2 armed guys breaking into a house. Both were armed, one of them had 2 guns. The homeowner managed to get one of the guns away from the bad guys. All 3 were shot. One of the bad guys is in critical condition, the homeowner and the other guy are in stable condition.

The invaders “were very serious in their assault,” Smith said. “Most people would consider this a home invasion. We would consider it as a burglary with intent … to harm.”

All 3 bad guys will face charges when they get out of hospital. The homeowners were defending themselves.

(OK, so the 2nd incident is not about an armed homeowner. Still, you have to give the guy props for the can do attitude.

Self-defense is a human-right.

I thought cooperating with criminals was the way to stay safe

I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Convenience store clerk shot during South Side robbery | KABB

One of the robbers stood at the door and told other customers inside the store to get out.

After getting some cash from the clerk, the second thief shot the clerk in the side.

Cooperating with criminals is not a guarantee of safety, it is a strategy for dealing with a violent confrontation. To my mind, it is not a very effective strategy. Violent criminals do not stop being violent based on any action you take or do not take. They remain violent criminals.

Better strategies are available.